Watford Community Housing
A recent data breach from Watford Community Housing has left thousands of individuals at risk of data fraud. The housing association sent an email out to a mailing list of several thousand that contained the personal information of 3,545 residents. The email was intended to inform their customers of measures taken by the trust in relation to the Covid-19 crisis. However, the email also contained a spreadsheet of confidential data relating to their three-thousand-plus residents.
The data breach included the following information:
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Disability status
- Housing benefit number
This puts residents of Watford Community Housing in a stressful and uncertain situation, as they now have no idea who holds their personal information, and how this might be misused for data fraud.